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Italian Studies Major and Minor Requirements
The Italian Studies Major

The Italian Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

Nine courses, including:

One unit in Italian conversation, chosen from:

ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema

ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society

ITAL 312 Italian in the Media

ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy

ITAL 305 Writing in Italian Culture and Literature

ITAL 321 Italian Literature in Context

Two units, chosen from:

ITAL 411 Italian Identities: Sicily, Veneto, and Tuscany

ITAL 423 Le Tre Corone: Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio

ITAL 425 Love and Family all'italiana

ITAL 453 Selected Readings in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature and Culture

ITAL 480 Food: French and Italian Rituals

ITAL 497 Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture 

Four units in addition to those taken above, chosen from (with a CLAC in Italian, if taken in English):

ARTH 211 Byzantine Art and Architecture

ARTH 310 Late Antique and Early Christian Art

ARTH 315 Art of the Italian Renaissance

ARTH 316 Art in the Age of Reform

CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology

HIST 223 The Roman Empire

HIST 225 Medieval Italy

HIST 227 The High Middle Ages

HIST 230 The Renaissance

HIST 249 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991

ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema

ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society

ITAL 312 Italian in the Media

ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy

ITAL 397 Selected Topics: Italian Culture and Society

LATN 303 Roman Epic

LATN 306 Roman Philosophical Literature

LATN 307 Catullus

LATN 309 Cicero

LING 203 Introductory Linguistics

LLC 210 Women, Virtue, and Temptation in Literature

LLC 357 The Idea of the Renaissance: Self, History and Knowledge

LLC 358 Desire and Identity in the Renaissance: The Lyric Tradition

LLC 360 Representing the Holocaust

LLC 362 History of the Romance Languages

LLC 410 Teaching of a Modern Second Language

MUS 134 Songbirds and Sirens

PLSC 344 Europe Today

RELG 356 Religious Thought of the Renaissance and Reformation

In addition to the regularly offered courses there will be others offered occasionally that may count towards an Italian studies major. All courses outside LLC that can be taken for credit towards the major will be announced by the section coordinator at the beginning of each registration period. Students should always check with the section coordinator to make sure that courses outside of LLC will count towards the major. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy some of the requirements of the major by studying abroad. Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

The Residency Requirement

For all Italian majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. Majors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.

Cross-School Major

Cross-School Major in Italian Studies and International Business

(Earned in conjunction with a major in the Robins School of Business with an international business concentration.)

Nine courses and a senior project (498-499), in addition to completing all requirements of the international business concentration for the business administration major, including:

Five units in Italian at the 300 or 400 level

IDST 379 Interdisciplinary Research Project

One semester full-time study at Bocconi University of Economics and Business Administration or Verona University (four courses)

The Italian major/international business option represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions. There, students will continue work on their Robins School and Italian Studies requirements in classes with both local and other international students.

In order to prepare for the experience abroad, students in Italian will need to have completed at least Italian 221 on the Richmond campus; they must take at least one concurrent course in Italian while at Bocconi. Students are required to take one 400-level course in Italian upon their return.

The Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70). Up to three classes in transfer may be used toward minor requirements. Minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the minor requirements.

Five courses, including:

Three Italian courses above the 200 level

Two courses, chosen from (with a CLAC in Italian, if taken in English):

ARTH 211 Medieval Byzantine Art

ARTH 310 Late Antique and Early Christian Art

ARTH 315 Art of the Italian Renaissance

ARTH 316 Art in the Age of Reform

CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology

CLSC 304 The Feminine in Greco-Roman Literature

HIST 223 The Roman Empire

HIST 225 Medieval Italy

HIST 227 The High Middle Ages

HIST 230 The Renaissance

HIST 249 Twentieth-Century Europe

ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema

ITAL 305 Writing in Italian Culture and Literature

ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society

ITAL 312 Italian in the Media

ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy

ITAL 321 Italian Literature in Context

ITAL 397 Selected Topics: Italian Culture and Society

ITAL 411 Italian Identities: Sicily, Veneto, and Tuscany

ITAL 423 Le Tre Corone: Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio

ITAL 425 Love and Family all'italiana

ITAL 453 Selected Readings in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature and Culture

ITAL 480 Food: French and Italian Rituals

LATN 303 Roman Epic

LATN 306 Roman Philosophical Literature

LATN 307 Catullus

LATN 309 Cicero

LING 203 Introductory Linguistics

LLC 210 Women, Virtue, and Temptation in Literature

LLC 357 The Idea of the Renaissance: Self, History and Knowledge

LLC 358 Desire and Identity in the Renaissance: the Lyric Tradition

LLC 360 Representing the Holocaust

LLC 362 History of the Romance Languages

LLC 410 Teaching of a Modern Second Language

MUS 134 Songbirds and Sirens

PLSC 344 Europe Today

RELG 356 Religious Thought of the Renaissance and Reformation

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the regularly offered courses there will be others offered occasionally that may count towards an Italian studies minor. All courses outside LLC that can be taken for credit towards the minor will be announced by the section coordinator at the beginning of each registration period. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy some of the requirements of the minor by studying abroad.

The Residency Requirement

For all Italian majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. Majors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.